Chief Seattle

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Teach your children what we have taught our children-

that the earth is our mother.

Whatever befalls the earth, befalls the sons and daughters of the earth.

If men spit on the ground, they spit on themselves.

This we know.

The earth does not belong to us, we belong to the earth.

This we know.

All things are connected, like the blood which united one family.

All things are connected.

Whatever befalls the earth, befalls the sons and daughters of the earth.

We did not weave the web of life, we are merely a strand in it;

Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.

Chief Seattle

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